What makes miracles not only possible, but inevitable?

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Have you ever wondered what makes some people so much more successful than other people?

Especially in business.
You can watch two different people do the same things, go to similar amounts of effort, and one person will struggle and another one will be rocking and rolling.

It makes you wonder what’s going on behind the scenes that you can’t see. Maybe there’s something that an outsider can’t see that makes all the difference.

I’ve come to believe that it’s all about faith. It’s all about your beliefs.

I like how Hal Elrod’s book The Miracle Equation outlines a formula for creating miracles in your life. Unwavering Faith plus Extraordinary Effort = Miracles.

To put this into the context of coaching, the formula is your Beliefs lead to Emotions which lead to what you Do and how you do it which produces your Outcomes. Elrod’s Unwavering Faith is equivalent to Beliefs, his Extraordinary Effort equates to what you Do and how you do it, and his Miracles are the Outcomes.

But whatever formula you subscribe to, it comes down to what you believe. Everything comes from that. If you don’t have what you want, it’s because of what you’re committed to believing.

I really don’t know how anyone gets by without faith. Not having faith in God or faith in myself would be a complete game changer because living like things could fall apart at any time is a miserable way to live.

I know that I have been blessed with a lot in the second half of my life and people might think “Yeah, Jill, it’s easy for you to say that when you have a very comfortable life.” And that might very well be true. But I’d like to think that I could still have this attitude if I had nothing.

Anyone can have limitations — whether it’s financial, physical, intellectual, economical, you name it – but what’s really inspiring is when I see people with limitations embrace their possibilities instead!

If you want to be successful, whether in business or just in life, don’t wait for life to happen to you.
Instead, generate excitement for yourself around your possibilities. Inspire yourself to create MORE than you even imagined possible for you, just by believing that you can.

It doesn’t matter whether or not you know the how right now. What matters is that you’re willing to figure it out, no matter what it takes. That’s what creates success.

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Green Eggs and Problems

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I am Jill.
Jill I am.
I do not like green eggs, but I do like ham.

I do like my business, but I do not like problems in my business.
Do you like problems in your business?

If you do not like problems in your business, here’s a quick RAD way to think of your problems. After reading this, like Sam I Am, maybe you will like problems. Maybe even problems in your business.

Think of any question or problem in your business. Then use this RAD formula to solve it.

When I think of any problem in my business, I figured out that it can be solved in one of three ways:

  1. By Realizing it’s not really a problem
  2. By Applying knowledge or experience or practice
  3. By Deciding what the right answer is

There’s no drama here.
You’re always are in control and always know what to do.

Let’s think of problems that might come up in your business and see which solution fits.

Here’s one that I see a lot.
I don’t have any clients. This one was a problem for me too. Until I realized that it wasn’t really a “problem”. It just happened to be true in the moment.

The reason it feels like a problem is that sometimes it feels like it will always be true. It feels like a problem because of what you make it mean about you as an entrepreneur.

What makes this a problem?
What are all the possible ways this “condition” might be relieved?
What are all the possible ways this might not actually be a problem?
If you didn’t need to solve this “problem” what would you currently be doing in your business?
What if you did all these things anyway (without solving this “problem”)? What might happen? Well, it might actually solve the “problem”.

If you have dirt on your hands, is it really a problem? No, you just wash your hands.
If you don’t have clients, is it really a problem? No, it’s not permanent.
You just keep experimenting with the things that people in business do to create clients. Eventually something starts working and the problem is no longer a problem.

What’s another problem?
Here’s another popular one. I don’t know technology. Is it really a problem? No, not really. It’s not permanent.
This “problem” could also fit into the second category.

But before we apply this one, you first have to ask yourself if you want to know technology.

You weren’t born knowing how to walk, but you learned. You weren’t knowing how to drive a vehicle, but you learned, or can learn. You can learn anything you want to learn.

Just apply knowledge, experience and/or practice and you can solve this problem. This is the information age. There is an abundance of information to help you gain the knowledge that you need for nearly anything you want to learn. And a lot of it is free!

Now one thing I will ask you to consider with regard to getting additional knowledge, experience, certifications or practice is whether you actually need this to move forward in your business. I’ve seen people (myself included) fall into the trap of pursuing this additional knowledge, experience, etc. and get distracted from their main purpose in their business. I’ve seen people buffer with these things.

To avoid falling into this trap, ask yourself a few questions:
Is this distracting you from your purpose, your mission or is it leading you toward your purpose and mission?
Is this a way to escape the things you would rather not do in your business or do you need this in order to do other things that serve your mission?
If you didn’t have to do this, what would you be doing instead?
How does the cost (time, money, energy, lost business) of getting the knowledge compare with the cost of paying someone else for their knowledge (outsourcing, delegating, etc.)?

Now if you’re problem doesn’t fit into either of these two categories, it might fit into the last category of problem. There is no right answer.

When there is no “right” answer, this is the best kind of problem, because YOU get to decide.

You have some really great insight and wisdom already within you. And you have a higher brain that has your best interest in mind. When you ask your higher brain a well-designed question, you will get the “right” answer for you.

Your brain does not like unresolved problems. So, give the problem to your brain in the form of an open-ended question and it will work on the problem until it finds the solution. Then trust yourself to solve any problem that comes up.

When you know to solve any problem in your business, you no longer need to get stuck and can always keep moving forward.

If you do happen to get stuck, I recommend that you check out my free video series How to Get Unstuck In Your Business (https://jillwrightcoaching.com/get-unstuck/) and find additional ways to get unstuck.

What problem in your business does not fit into one of these three? What question do you have that isn’t answered by one of these?

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Who the heck told them they could do that?

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My husband and I both retired early a couple years ago.
We never expected that to be possible for us, but we did it.
Thanks to some hard work and discipline on our part, some really good money management on my husband’s part and some really amazing blessings on God’s part, we had the financial margin that afforded us this opportunity to live the life we truly wanted.

The first thing I did was start working on my life coaching practice. This is the most amazing work I’ve ever done. If you would have told me twenty years ago that at age 50 I would retire early and start a life coaching practice I would have probably said something like, “What planet are you living on and what is a life coaching practice?”

What made this possible for us? To be honest, my theory is that God had a plan and God’s plans never fail, in spite of the humans he has to work with. But to our credit, we also had to step in and follow. We had to take that next step out of faith and move forward without knowing what the future would hold.

When you look at history, you see so many others that had to step out in faith and build something they had no business believing in. Even with limitations as big as the ocean, they believed that something more was possible for them.

What about Beethoven? An amazingly gifted composer who had a hearing limitation. What made him believe that he could compose what would become some of the greatest pieces of music ever written when he could barely hear?

Look at the Women’s Suffrage Movement. What gave the leaders of that movement the idea when they started in that they would ever succeed at winning the right for women to vote? You would think after trying for a few years that they would have given up. But the battle that eventually concluded in the ratification of the 19th Amendment in 1920 lasted more than seventy years! How do you sustain your belief over that length of time?

What about Helen Keller? She was the first deaf-blind woman to earn her bachelor’s degree. Who gave her permission to make that dream a reality?

There’s an infinite number of limitations that can keep us stuck.
What many people don’t stop to think about is that there’s also an infinite number of possibilities that we can believe in to move forward.

It’s ironic to me that some of the people with the greatest limitations also see the most possibilities in life. They have this sense of hope and promise that they would seem to have no business believing in. Yet, through their abundant mindset, they create for themselves an amazing life.

People aren’t born with evidence of possibility. Our lower brain is designed to identify problems and limitations – it helps keep us alive. But we also have a higher brain that was designed to identify possibilities and help us thrive and prosper. The key is to let our lower brain keep us alive, but engage our higher brain whenever our lower brain limits us.

When I set my sights on putting myself through college to earn my bachelors and masters degrees in accounting, pass the CPA exam on the first try and retire early, I had no evidence to prove that I could do that. I didn’t ask for permission. I didn’t wait for someone to give it to me or tell me I deserved it. I just believed I could do anything I set my mind to.

What will you believe is possible for you?

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How do you balance your time?

I used to really struggle with how to balance my time. As a new entrepreneur, I wanted to build my business, but I didn’t want that to consume my life. When I was in corporate, my work was my life. I didn’t really have much time left over and I certainly didn’t have any energy left over. After retiring from corporate to start my life coaching practice, I wanted to have a successful business, but I also wanted to have a successful life.

I didn’t know how to balance my life with my corporate job (at least I thought I didn’t), so I was afraid I wasn’t going to know how to do it in my business. I assumed that it wasn’t possible to have a successful business without giving up the life I wanted in retirement.

In the beginning of my business, I was really focused on the life I wanted and I was just trying to fit my business in around that. I traveled with my husband to his family, thinking that I would work while I was there. But I always came home feeling discouraged, feeling like I didn’t get anything done in my business. Then I would feel overwhelmed and so behind.

Each time we traveled there, I would work some, but I felt so pulled between the two. When I was working, I felt like I should be connecting with people and when I was connecting with people, I felt like I should be working. I just couldn’t seem to win.

Despite my struggles in the past, I have learned to balance my time during the holidays or when I’m traveling. And it has given me so much peace and control over my life and over my business.

How did I do this? I learned to ask myself some great questions so that I could engage my higher brain, the part of my brain responsible for rational thinking, analysis and planning types of activities, to help me decide ahead of time and decide on purpose what would be best for me and for my business.

Questions like:
What do I want? In my business? On the trip?
How much time do I want to spend in my business? Connecting with people?
How will I spend my time when I’m working? What do I want to accomplish? What results do I want from that?
How will I plan to be present wherever I am?
What do I need to do to create the outcomes I want?
How do I want this all to look on my calendar?

I answer these questions, I put the times on my calendar, I assign the time I’m working for a specific purpose and a specific outcome I want from that. For example, instead of just blocking time for writing, I decide that I want one blog posted, five posts scheduled on Facebook, or one article posted on LinkedIn.

I decide on purpose in advance, I plan, I execute. I know I’m making this sound simple. And truthfully it is simple. But I know it’s not easy. It took me a really long time, much longer than I thought it should, to get to this place. Because it sounds so simple, I judged myself very harshly every time I didn’t succeed at it. But now I check in with myself along the way. I notice how I’m feeling and I manage my brain around that feeling.

I don’t judge myself. I don’t beat myself up about it. The goal is not to be perfect. The goal is to be intentional.

This past month, we traveled to my husband’s family for Thanksgiving for a week and a half. Before I left, I decided in advance, on purpose, when I would work and when I wouldn’t. I decided what I wanted to do, what I wanted to get done and how I wanted to feel about all of it. And for the first time, I felt really good about how much I got done, how present I was, how I balanced my business and my life.

This is doable. You just have to be willing to experiment. Like anything else, you have to be willing to risk failing, you have to be willing to risk being wrong and you have to be okay with not being perfect. And just like me, you will live through it all. And hopefully you’ll agree that it’s worth it.

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